WaterSmart Landscape Award

Contest Has Been Canceled

Show Us Your Landscape

Anaheim Public Utilities, in partnership with Anaheim Beautiful, announces its annual WaterSmart Landscape Award program.  The contest is open to Anaheim residents and businesses that have California-Friendly landscapes. We are looking for landscapes that excel in design, creativity, plant selection, and irrigation system. Winners are recognized at a Public Utilities Board meeting May as part of the celebration of Water Awareness Month in California.

Past WaterSmart Landscape Award Winners

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  1. Save Water

    Email us
    Phone: 714-765-4250

    Anaheim Public Utilities

    Anaheim West Tower

    201 S Anaheim Boulevard, Suite 801
    Anaheim, CA 92805

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Program Guidelines 


  •    Water customer of Anaheim Public Utilities                          
  •    Must have installed California Friendly®/native plants       
  •    Only front yard, parkways, and common areas are eligible      
  •    Artificial turf projects are ineligible

DEADLINE April 1, 2020

Program Rules  

  •    Nomination deadline: April 1, 2020
  •    Three ways to nominate:                                       
            o    Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION
            o    Email entries to: savewater@anaheim.net                                      
            o    Call in entries to: 714-765-4274
  •    Please provide as much information as you can, i.e.:                                       
            o    Name                                       
            o    Address                                      
            o    Short description explaining what you
                  liked about the landscape             

  •    Winners will be notified directly by phone

Participating nominees must submit the following:

  •    Short description of your project (include plant list)
  •    Submit 4 color photos of landscaped area
        (include 2 wide-angle view photos)   

  •    Provide a signed waiver to release photos to the public 
  •    Copy of your water bill

Judging Criteria

  1.    Appropriate Plant Selection
            o    California Friendly®/natives
  2.    Project Creativity
            o    Creative and innovative landscape design
  3.    Landscape Design
            o    Plant color, textures, form, repetition, 
                  organization, and unity will be considered
  4.    Irrigation System
            o    Designed to reduce runoff, use of low flow drip line
                   or appropriate equipment to maintain landscape

Turf Replacement Program

For a limited time, the Turf Replacement Program rebate is $2 per square foot of turf removed (up to 5,000 sq. ft. for residential and 50,000 sq. ft. for commercial customers).  Turf must be replaced with California Friendly ® plants. Please visit socalwatersmart.com to view additional program requirements and begin the application process.